Casey Barnes, Eliza and The Delusionals Storm Gold Coast Music Awards

Country music singer-songwriter Casey Barnes and rock band Eliza And The Delusionals have each completed 12 months dominating the Gold Coast Music Awards.

The two artists are also returning to tour the United States over the next few weeks.

Barnes, who won Entertainer of the Year for a third straight row, was also inducted into the Hall of Fame awards – the second act to do so after Amy Shark who had the honor in 2019.

But he had a third reason to rejoice. The September 3 event at Home Of The Arts also marked his 44th birthday.

“Pretty decent birthday present,” Barnes posted. “Thanks for all the birthday messages today guys. It’s been a fucking good day.

His management company Chugg Music also sent congratulations on his win and induction.

“It’s been an incredible three years with Casey as he rose through the ranks of Australia’s top country artists, here and in America,” said the company’s executive chairman, Michael Chugg.

Over the past few weeks, Barnes has been strong in chart activity with ‘Light It Up’ still at No. 2 on the ARIA’s Top 20 Australian Country Albums chart 27 weeks later, and ‘Get To Know Ya’ back. at No. 1 on iTunes country. the charts after Channel 7 used it as a promo on the latest series of “Farmer Wants A Wife”.

Eliza And The Delusionals, who won Song of the Year for ‘Save Me’, recorded their debut album ‘Now And Then’, which they released in May via Cooking Vinyl to critical acclaim, particularly in the UK. United States.

A nationwide tour in August sold out and they made waves on radio and at festivals.

Winners of the Gold Coast Music Awards 2022

Escape Artist of the Year

Live Act of the Year
Tijuana Cartel

Musician of the Year
Sofia Iselle

Release of the year
Wildheart – “Global Crisis”

Studio Producer of the Year
Brad Hosking

place of the year
Mo Desert Clubhouse

Video of the Year
Gimmy Flowens – ‘Fear Not’

Visual creation of the year
Bianca Hinton

Gold Coast Music Awards
girl and girl

Audience Award
Lily Grace